May 21, 2017

Seventeen Again



I was seventeen in these photos, taken by Tien Bui. Seventeen is different from eighteen, and nineteen and even sixteen and a half. I knew people who deserve to be around, to forget, to ignore and to love. Nineteen, I realised what I have been doing then decided to stop or to continue, or, just started a new track. I didn't have to look gracious in what mum bought, I knew how to make myself look gracious in my own way. Seventeen, I was still a nerd finding 'x' in a math class, looking terrifying in glasses and writing shitty poems on rainy days in high school. Eighteen, all of a sudden, more people called me pretty, something I had only heard from my mum, my sister or besties. Did my eyes get deeper, my mouth get wider and my teeth suddenly get brighter, than when I was seventeen? All of a sudden, people listened to me, paid attention to what I said and asked me for my opinions. Mum would go home and tell me about her friends, her day at work or anything she just gossiped, which she used to only tell my sister and dad. Dad would talk to me about politics that he hardly knows that I don't agree with most of his opinions. Did my words become either sweeter or sassier? I am still wondering why people wouldn't do this to me earlier. Like, is it really true that our minds work maturely or our believes become valuable once we hit our eighteenth birthday? Nineteen, I had to listen to what it is like to be in the adulthood - scary as fuck. 





I still enjoy doing weird shit when I'm home although I look like a 5 year old kid trying to tease a monkey at the zoo. I guess I haven't changed much. Nonetheless, I started caring about social movements and human rights. I pay attention to how I look in public. Am I old enough to tolerate socialisation alone? (thanks mum and other adults for helping me out previously!).  Socialising is still a nightmare but I guess I have to do it sometimes. I'm still unsure if people like me or not. Or if they are genuinely nice to me. So I think I'm old enough to take a deep look about things that I'm interested, for example, fast fashion. So I have done a project called Fast Fashion & Identities as an exploration of Asian popular culture. If you're interested enough feel free to read it :).










I'm moving to the 20s and not so ready to take my life seriously. I just want to tease the monkey at the zoo. It's weird when I have to take these responsibilities all of a sudden. How did you manage to suffer all of this?

xo
Liz



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April 28, 2017

It's gonna be May




#TBT to the end of last month when I took these photos. It's irony how these s look so luxurious with marbles and lightings that were taken in a toilet of a hotel. One living tip: never trust coffee at fancy hotels - they are very stingy in caffeine.  So my nanny took me to a place called Opera Restaurant and they served skimmed milk with coffee flavour - tremendous!

I just realised that my hair has been this short for a long time. I hate this length and I miss my long hair. I haven't worn red lipstick for a while because they make my lips look small and cute. But as my outfit is so dark I want my lips to be bold, small and cute. 


I have been busy and a lot of thoughts have been on my mind. I forgot to publish this post though I wrote this a month ago. I'm sorry!

It's gonna be May! Wishing you all a great month!


xo,
Liz

April 17, 2017

April 2017 Wishlist





A quick share of my wish list on Yoins - an online apparel website in Hong Kong. I have been obsessed with bows and tassel (tassel - yay or nay?). I love wearing basic neutral tops and bottoms, so it's essential to have a bold pair of shoes to highlight my feet. Talking about the woven bag, woven reminds me of those beach days embracing the cool air from the wind and the sea. I need a vacation ASAP! And denim jacket is basically 'a must' in your closet and I haven't got one yet.

What's on your wishlist?

A quick life update: two presentations this week.

xo,
Liz 

p/s: use the code "blog15" to get 15 percent off on your orders on Yoins ;) 

March 19, 2017

Capturing The Sun


Spotted the sunlight ray at 4:00 PM on the wall while waiting for uber, captured it with my face. Someone told me: "The sun doesn't like you". I believe that's not true.
#nofilter 





How's your March going? Mine's going pretty well except my swollen toe. My mind is busy learning and falling in love as usual. I suffered a mini crisis on social media but everything is getting better again. I lost a pair of earrings, which is sad.  

I go to bed pretty late recently, around 1 or 2am, then wake up around 11am. My cat is fine, my dog is fine. Sometimes I'm not sure if I can write blog posts anymore because you see, this sucks. I barely have a decent topic. Anyway, let's just consider this as a mini life update.

I hope you guys don't miss me too much. And the sun does like you. Trust me.


xo,
Liz

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